Employers Unite Against NI Tax on Jobs

Most business people are wary of getting involved in politics unless their interests are threatened, they know that politics can be spiteful and damaging.  That the business lobby has unanimously come out against the NI tax on jobs indicates that (a) they really think it will be damaging and (b) they are not worried about Gordon getting his revenge.

Pardon Guido’s cynicism, but the media regulator Ofcom giving Sky a kicking to the bottom-line over sports re-selling looks likely to have been encouraged by the government since they have fallen out with Murdoch. Sky News seems to have decided as a result to take a tougher line on the government.  New Labour under Blair would never have picked a fight with Murdoch on the eve of an election.  Murdoch will get his revenge…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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